Connecticut will kick-off the 2020 U.S. Census on Tuesday, December 11 with a special program, open to the public, that will feature state and Census officials highlighting the impact the Census will have on federal dollars provided to Connecticut over the next decade, how the data are used to determine the state’s representation, and how individuals and organizations can get involved in the process.
The program is being hosted by the Connecticut Data Collaborative, which has been designated as the lead organization in Connecticut in the U.S. Census Bureau’s State Data Center Program and Connecticut’s official source for Census data. The program will be held at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Speakers will include Lieutenant Governor-elect Susan Bysiewicz; Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin; Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of the Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance; Karla Fortunato, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy; Tyler Kleykamp, Chief Data Officer (CDO) for the State of Connecticut; and Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative.
As a State Data Center partner, the Connecticut Data Collaborative is the official local resource to contact with questions about accessing and interpreting this data. In addition to Census data, the Collaborative will also make state public data available in an accessible format.